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Selzic OD 450 Tablet ER

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Overview

Introduction of Selzic Tablet ER

Selzic OD 450 Tablet ER is an anti-epileptic medicine. It is used to treat and prevent seizures associated with epilepsy. It is important to not stop taking this medicine abruptly without consulting your doctor as it may increase the occurrence of fits.

Uses of Selzic Tablet ER

Selzic Tablet ER side effects

Common
  • Headache
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Double vision
  • Fatigue
  • Dizziness
  • Coordination impaired
  • Nystagmus (involuntary eye movement)
  • Tremor
  • Abnormal vision
  • Altered walking
  • Sleepiness

How to use Selzic Tablet ER

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Selzic OD 450 Tablet ER may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Selzic Tablet ER works

Selzic OD 450 Tablet ER is an antiepileptic medication. It controls seizures or fits by decreasing the abnormal and excessive activity of the nerve cells in the brain.

Selzic Tablet ER related warnings

Alcohol
CAUTION
Selzic OD 450 Tablet ER may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Selzic OD 450 Tablet ER may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the fetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
Lactation
CAUTION
Selzic OD 450 Tablet ER is probably unsafe to use during lactation. Limited human data suggest that the drug could represent a significant risk to the baby.
Baby should be monitored for excessive sleepiness and weight gain.
Driving
Do not drive unless you are feeling well.
Selzic OD 450 Tablet ER may make you feel sleepy or dizzy, or may cause blurred vision, lack of muscle coordination, especially when starting treatment or increasing the dose. This may affect your driving ability.
Kidney
CAUTION
Selzic OD 450 Tablet ER should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Selzic OD 450 Tablet ER may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
Selzic OD 450 Tablet ER should be used with caution in patients with severe liver disease. Dose adjustment of Selzic OD 450 Tablet ER may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Dose adjustment is not recommended in patients with mild to moderate liver disease.

What if you miss a dose of Selzic Tablet ER?

If you miss a dose of Selzic OD 450 Tablet ER, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.

Alternate Brands

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
No alternate brands found for this medicine

Expert Advice

  • Selzic OD 450 Tablet ER is used for the treatment and prevention of seizures.
  • It has fewer side effects as compared to a similar medicine called carbamazepine.
  • Avoid consuming alcohol when taking Selzic OD 450 Tablet ER, as it may cause excessive sleepiness or drowsiness.
  • It may increase the risk of low sodium levels in the blood. Inform your doctor if you develop difficulty concentrating, memory problems, confusion, weakness, and unsteadiness.
  • Talk to your doctor if you notice sudden mood changes or develop suicidal thoughts.
  • Do not stop taking the medication suddenly without talking to your doctor as it may increase the seizure frequency.

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Selzic with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Brand(s): Dizapam
SERIOUS
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SERIOUS
Brand(s): Risure
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Konit
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Panik
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Equblam
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Eurolam, Alwel, Tenzo
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Etizom
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Stoin, Marantin
MODERATE
Brand(s): Acigo, Rin
MINOR

Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Selzic

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How long to take selZic-od tablet
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at least 2 years
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FAQs

Q. Does the use of Selzic affect weight?

Yes, Selzic affects weight and may cause weight gain. Additionally, in some cases, weight loss has also been reported. Consult a dietician and follow a diet plan to maintain your weight.

Q. What are the advantages of Selzic over carbamazepine?

Selzic has fewer side effects as compared to carbamazepine. Moreover, Selzic can be started with clinically effective dose as against carbamazepine which requires frequent visits to the doctor before an effective dose can be decided based on the patient’s response.

Q. Does Selzic cause memory loss?

Yes, memory loss is a common side effect of Selzic, but it does not occur in everyone.

Q. How can I watch for early symptoms of suicidal thoughts and actions?

You should pay attention to any changes, especially sudden changes in mood, behaviors, thoughts, or feelings. Be aware of common warning signs that might be a signal for risk of suicide. Some of these include talking or thinking about hurting yourself or ending your life, withdrawing from friends and family, becoming depressed or worsening of your depression, or becoming preoccupied with death and dying. Never miss an appointment with your doctor and stay connected with the doctor even between visits.

Q. When and how should I take Selzic?

Take it exactly as directed by your doctor. It is recommended that you take it twice every day, unless your doctor tells you otherwise. Taking your medicine at the same time each day will have the best effect. It will also help you remember when to take it. Selzic can be taken with or without food.

Q. For how long do I need to take Selzic. Can I stop taking it on my own?

You should take your medicine for the time and duration prescribed by your doctor. Selzic helps to control your epilepsy but does not cure it. You must take this medicine every day, even if you feel well. Do not stop taking Selzic or lower the dose yourself. Stopping your medicine suddenly or lowering the dose may cause seizures. Consult your doctor who will reduce the dose gradually before stopping it completely.

Q. Will the use of Selzic affect my fertility?

Selzic is not know to affect fertility in males or females. However, talk to your doctor if you are facing fertility issues while taking this medicine.

Q. Does Selzic cause hair loss?

Hair loss is a common side effect of Selzic but does not affect everyone. If there is substantial hair loss, consult your doctor.

Q. Who should not take Selzic?

You should not take Selzic if you are allergic to Selzic, eslicarbazepine or to any of its components. It should also be avoided by pregnant women and women taking birth control pills. Also, people having severe liver or kidney disease and people with a psychiatric disorder should avoid taking Selzic.

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